The Pass Campaign

At present, camps of homeless individuals and families are accumulating on unused land in areas that are near the freeways in the area.  All of the accepted explanations for the cause of homelessness are expressed by residents and while there is sympathy those attempting to alleviate the problems know they are facing a growing problem which their actions will not solve.  This is what we refer to as the "Holding Pattern".   Some individuals are assisted.  They are fed, obtain showers and other services to some extent but it is a long haul to becoming self-sufficient and beginning to generate an income sufficient for their own support and the support of a family if they have one.